Commander: IRGC has no plans of doing joint military drills with other countries' forces
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 3 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran's IRGC (Islamic Revolution Guards Corps) have no plans of hosting joint military drills and maneuvers with forces in other countries, deputy commander of IRGC Hossein Salami said, Mehr reported.
Iran's IRGC has started the second day of a three-day military exercises "Great Prophet VII" in the country today. The military drills started yesterday on June 2, and will end on June 4.
Today Iran's Revolutionary Guards test the various range missiles (Shahab I, II and III, Zelzal, Fateh, Tondar, Khalij fars, Qiyam) stationed in various locations across the country to bomb fake targets in country's Semnan and Lut deserts.
Iran's aviation commander General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said that on the third day of the drills, naval military maneuvers will take place in an area of Persian Gulf and the Hormuz Strait.
The "Great Prophet IV" land exercises were held in Iran in June-July of 2011. During those, Iran introduced missiles launched from an underground launcher and tested the Fateh-10 missile.
According to Tehran, the exercises were held solely to demonstrate the country's defense abilities under the slogan "peace and friendship."
Iran announced that the war drills are a "message of peace and friendship to countries of the region." The Islamic Republic stated it felt no exterior threat, apart from the U.S. and Israel, and that the missiles pose no danger to Europe.
Tehran stated it has the technical capability to build missiles which could reach Europe. However, right now there is no intention of pursuing it.